Rise up

photo of Lake Monger in Perth, with the sun just bout to rise on the horizon

Peaceful water’s edge,
creeping towards the morning—
winter sun blushes.


close up photo of a patch of mushrooms in the middle of garden weeds

Boomers of gardens;
weeds of all shapes and sizes—
there’s not mushroom left.


close up photo of a smoking fire pit

Frosty winter night,
silent fire smoking within—
strangers at the pub.


close up photo of spring perennial flowers in the garden

Face up to the sky—
brave the chilly wintry breeze,
spring is on its way.

Season’s changing

photo of a leafless tree against the background of a cloudless blue sky

Late-winter blue skies,
naked limbs are sunbathing,
soon there’ll be flowers.